I am a BHPA qualified paragliding Club Pilot or above and I fully recognise and accept that I am responsible for my own safe flying at all times.
I understand and accept that I cannot hold any Airworks, Air Trips or Dream & Adventure staff liable for my flying nor any consequent loss or injury.
I understand and recognise that Airworks, Airtrips and Dream & Adventure staff may not be qualified mountain guides and that any such activities I may undertake with them are performed only in their capacity as paragliding instructors where appropriate.
In particular I understand and accept that I run significant risk of serious injury or death if I:
· Fly 'over the back' and/or into the higher terrain where retrieve may be very lengthy.
· Land downwind.
· Land into rising ground, in particular terracing. (Optimally land across terracing as there is usually a low water-retaining wall and flying into the main wall of the terrace would result in a sudden stop. Landing down terrace is acceptable if you step over said wall and can deal with the drop below. Landing up terrace will result in injury at the very least. Often a slope landing above the valley floor will be easier and less hazardous than a bottom landing in a complex valley.)
· Raise my feet to avoid striking anything or for landing (Always aim to step onto & over or plf into obstructions you have otherwise failed to avoid. ALWAYS land on your feet!)
· Sit prematurely on take-off. (Ensure that you are well clear of the terrain before sitting into your harness.)
· Fly through crops or other vegetation, risking striking hidden obstructions. (Treat the top of any crop as the ground level and flare accordingly.)
· Fly into power lines. (Generally the best advice it to land some distance from dwellings and roads. Find any obvious power lines then lose height above them while looking for any subsidiary lines. Deflations notwithstanding, the place you are least likely to land is directly below you.)
· Land in or near rivers and riverbeds. (Landing in or dropping your glider into running water is lethal. Better to break a leg than risk drowning. Most Himalayan riverbeds are far too rocky to land in. Ensure that you only land in a riverbed if the landing area is one previously confirmed as acceptable and do not miss it! If you plan to land near water, a bridle knife is essential.)
· Fail to deploy my reserve parachute in good time if required. (If you have piloted yourself into a really silly place, deploying your reserve will often result in a near vertical landing, which may be preferable to flying at speed into rough ground. Also, do not pilot the wreckage to the scene of the crash; If the glider is out of your control, deploy your reserve while you still have enough height for it to fully open.) N.B. It is generally better to hit trees than rocks.
· Undertake any mountaineering &/or rock climbing.
· Undertake any motorcycling or scooter riding.
Emergency Contact Details
Name of client:
Mobile phone number:
Indian Mobile Phone number: (We will get these in Bir. You will need photocopies of passport, visa and passport photos)
Next of Kin
24 hour emergency contact number:
A Spot or Garmin DeLorme satellite tracker is preferable, but a PLB is the minimum acceptable in terms of emergency beacon. GSM based tracking is insufficient for and mountainous area, but if you have only got a PLB it is a fair way of keeping tabs on you.
My Livetrack24 ID is:
My SPOT tracker shared page is:
My Delorme shared page is: